Book 2 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series!Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe's most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered.Book 2 in the Peridale Cafe Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone, but enjoyed better as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe owning female amateur sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!
THE BESTSELLING FIRST 3 BOOKS IN THE PERIDALE CAFE SERIES! TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME!Join Julia South and friends in the quaint British village of Peridale as she juggles her cafe, her cat, her blossoming new romance with the new village Detective Inspector, all while solving the villages mysterious murders! 3 complete BESTSELLING cozy mystery series in 1 book!PANCAKES AND CORPSES (Book 1)Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe's most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered.LEMONADE AND LIES (Book 2)When the entire village is invited to a garden party for a mysterious 'special announcement', nobody expected that party to end with a man being thrown to his death from a window. The murder is committed at Julia South's estranged father's manor, so all eyes in Peridale turn to her to solve the case. In a race against the clock, Julia must juggle her blossoming romance with Detective Inspector Brown, and her young lodger, Jessie's, sudden strange behaviour, to uncover the truth behind the man's untimely death. With members of her own family in the frame, will Julia like what she discovers?DOUGHNUTS AND DECEPTION (Book 3)Julia never expected to be caught up in another murder investigation, but when she discovers that homeless people are dying suspiciously and the police aren't investigating, she can't sit back and do nothing. After promising her young lodger, Jessie, that she will do everything she can to help, Julia finds herself diving headfirst into the case, aided by her new Detective Inspector boyfriend, Barker. Sure there is a serial killer preying on the vulnerable residents of an old burnout warehouse, Julia must act quickly to get to the bottom of the mystery, but can she crack the case before more bodies turn up?The first 3 books in the Peridale Cafe series! Can be read as a standalones but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning female amateur sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!FULL PERIDALE CAFE READING ORDER:1. Pancakes and Corpses2. Lemonade and Lies3. Doughnuts and Deception4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos (OUT NOW!)5. Shortbread and Sorrow (PREORDER)
Little Italy, 1946 - Sophia Mancini would have enjoyed the grand opening celebration of her family’s private detective agency if the volatile chef at Vincenzo’s Ristorante had actually survived the meal. But before Sophia’s chilled spoon hit the spumoni, someone plunged a knife into Vincenzo’s back and the word on everyone’s lips went from mangia to murder. Sophia soon finds herself trailing crime boss Frankie Vidoni, chatting with his mouthy mistress Maria, and dodging henchman Mooch DiMuccio. She’s suspicious of Vincenzo’s widow, Stella, and his assistant chef, Eugene, because they don’t appear the least bit dismayed by Vincenzo’s passing. There is no conversation Sophia won’t eavesdrop on, no question she won’t ask, and no danger she won’t face to find the killer.
Della Carmichael's sweetie pie Nicholas drops a bomb-he has a teenage daughter, now living with him. When the daughter's friend is found murdered, the protective Nicholas is a suspect, and Della must find the real killer before they all get burned.
When Elise Beckett’s long-distance beau, Stuart, offers her a dream job in organic horticulture research, she’s torn between the opportunity of a lifetime and her responsibilities at her family’s River Bend vineyard. But before Elise has time to make her decision, Uncle Edmond―the family’s money-loving and temper-toting black sheep―is found dead on vineyard land. What seems to be an accidental drowning proves to be murder, and every Beckett, even Elise, is a suspect. Sheriff’s Deputy Jackson Landry must catch Edmond’s killer, and Elise is determined to help him―whether he wants her to or not. Delving deeper into the mystery, Jackson and Elise become tangled in a long vine of suspects and dark secrets. Now a race is on for them to stop the deadly plot before the murderer claims another victim.
When a late-spring snowstorm buries the Cape Cod community of Provincetown and a body is found at the foot of the Pilgrim Monument, the police assume that miserly curmudgeon Edwin Snow II jumped to his death. But innkeeper Liz Ogilvie-Smythe sees something incongruous about the death and suspects murder.
The author of Rest in Peach serves up another bite of Southern charm in the latest Georgia Peach mystery. Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with all the gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner. Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames—with him inside of it. The town casts its vote against Margie, but Nola isn’t convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder. Now to clear Margie's name Nola will have to work fast under pressure, before Margie gets taken in by the fuzz... INCLUDES RECIPES! From the Paperback edition.
In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation… To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees. With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking… INCLUDES RECIPES
Crayton Chief of Police Darren Lockhart hasn't had the easiest time adjusting to his new role in life. Gone are his days with the FBI, the adrenaline of the hunt and his beloved tailored suits. It isn't until a teenage boy goes missing that Lockhart once again finds himself at the scene of a mysterious disappearance and as a backup to the overly enthusiastic Duluth FBI Agent Caitlyn Rhodes. Lockhart will be torn between the position he once held for 20 years and the town he now protects while hunting a madman the likes of which neither could have ever dreamed of. From the streets of downtown Duluth, Minnesota all the way to the frigid Canadian border, Lockhart and Rhodes will need to bridge their personal conflicts if they ever hope to find a killer that has eluded capture for a lifetime.
The 2nd book in the bestselling SCARLET COVE cozy mystery series! On the night before Halloween, the people of Scarlet Cove annually gather at the castle on the hill in hopes of spotting the headless spirits that are rumoured to stalk the grounds. What starts off as a silly legend for ex-detective, Liz Jones, soon becomes all too real when she discovers a severed head. Her hopes of settling into her new home on the coast are once again hampered when she is dragged into another murder investigation.Liz finds herself pulling together the clues as she interviews the townsfolk, but what connects a local ditzy hairdresser, a restaurant owner, and a ruthless cabaret singer, and could one of them have delivered the fatal blow to the victim's neck? Can Liz use her police training to wade through the lies and discover the truth before it's too late, or will she be distracted when a face from Simon's past slingshots into Scarlet Cove, threatening to end their blossoming relationship before it has even begun?Book 2 in the Scarlet Cove Seaside Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone, but will be enjoyed better as the 2nd book in the series. A light, cozy mystery read with an art-loving, craft store owning, retired female detective, in a small fishing town on the British South Coast. Packed with quirky neighbours, handsome love interests, and an adorable rescue dog! Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes (but maybe includes a body)!
When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocurek, the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead at the Founders Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucy s jam jars beside her and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect. Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Nettie s neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes she s not the only one who had a beef with Nettie. Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare?"
A Poo Poo Kind of Morning I tried not to look down the mouth of hell staring back at me from inside the glaringly pristine outer ceramic shell of the white throne, my throat catching, stomach doing half flips and a rather impressive rollover routine that would have gotten at least a 9.5 even from the Russian judges. Instead, I forced myself to smile and swallow and remind myself the elbow length yellow rubber gloves grasping the handle of the standard issue plunger were all that stood between me and Pooageddon. Suck it up, Fee. Big girl panties and adulting and all that. “At what point,” I waved the dripping plunger, wincing as droplets of yuck flew, “did I think owning a bed and breakfast was going to be glamorous and romantic?” Fiona Fleming hasn’t lived in Reading, Vermont in over a decade, her escape from small town living leading her to New York City and a life of adventure. An adventure that has left her with no career, an ex who cheated on her and zero plans for the future. Her grandmother’s death grants her a new chance—inheriting Petunia’s, Iris Fleming’s bed and breakfast, seems like the ideal fresh start. But when Fee finds out ownership of the property Iris willed her might be in question, she’s drawn into the seedy underbelly of the cutest town in America after being singled out as the main suspect in a murder.
Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it's time! She's moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they've been planning since high school. Life couldn't be better...and it's time to celebrate! Sadly, the celebration doesn't last long. Just three days before the diner is set to open its doors, Raquel is found murdered. And with no clear motive and little cooperation from the townspeople, Nora is thrown into a murder investigation that just may cause her to lose her own life. Death At A Diner is the first book in Nancy McGovern's new culinary cozy mystery series, "A Murder In Milburn." Book 2, Death Of A Deputy, is also available on Amazon! To receive updates on her future books, behind-the-scenes information and A FREE NOVELLA-LENGTH PREQUEL TO THIS SERIES, sign up for Nancy's newsletter at: http: //eepurl.com/bTH4Jb.
Love cosy crime, classic murder mysteries, clever animals and cake? Don't miss Murder at the Lighthouse, a small town crime story set in Exham on Sea, in Somerset. Newcomer Libby Forest, recovering from a disastrous marriage and seeking a new life baking cakes and making chocolates in the town, finds a body under the seaside town's iconic nine-legged lighthouse. The police put the death of the ageing rock star down to an accident, but Libby remains convinced the woman was murdered. After a second sudden death, Libby has to face up to the wrath of local people in her fight to unmask the killer. Everyone knew the dead rock star, but no one seems to know or care why she died. What brought her back to Exham on Sea after so many years? Who wanted her dead? Does the key to her murder lie in the town, or far away across the Atlantic? Helped by Bear, an enormous Carpathian Sheepdog, and Fuzzy, an aloof marmalade cat, Libby joins forces with the secretive Max Ramshore to find justice for Susie Bennett, in this cosy culinary mystery. The first classic crime story in the series, Murder at the Lighthouse introduces a cast of local characters, including Mandy the teenage Goth and Detective Sergeant Joe Ramshore, Max's estranged son. The green fields, rolling hills and sandy beaches of England's West Country provide the perfect setting for crime, intrigue and mystery. For lovers of Agatha Christie novels, the golden age of crime, Midsomer Murders, M C Beaton's Agatha Raisin, lovable pets and cake, the series offers a set of quick read crime stories, as Libby solves a mixture of intriguing mysteries and uncovers the secrets of the small town's past. Download the first in the series now and enjoy a very British seaside murder mystery.
Learning that one of her popular neighbors is actually an escaped convict, investigator Paula is hired to find out which of the community's inner circle ladies is a fugitive from the law and why the woman's long-kept secret is being exposed. By the author of Pushing Up Daisies. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.